Female middle and high school students have a high aptitude fit with, but low interest in, STEM careers, such as technology, manufacturing, and architecture, among others, according to the 2023 Female Student and STEM Career Exposure Gap Report from YouScience.
Based on nationwide data gathered from the test results of more than 225,000 female middle and high school students who completed the Aptitude & Career Discovery assessment from YouScience Brightpath in 2022, the key findings show that female students have:
- More than 11x the aptitude for Advanced Manufacturing careers than interest
- 8x more aptitude for Computers & Technology careers than interest
- Nearly 4x more aptitude for Agriculture & Natural Resources than interest
- Nearly 3x more aptitude for Architecture & Construction careers than interest
Additionally, the report found that female students…